Human Resources Associate

Part-time position in Chicagoland.

Job Purpose

The Human Resource Associate will lead and direct the routine functions of the Human Resources (HR) department including hiring and interviewing staff, administering benefits and leave, and enforcing organizational policies and practices.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Recruits, interviews, and hires new staff.

  • Provides constructive and timely performance evaluations.

  • Handles discipline and termination of employees in accordance with organizational policy.

  • Partners with the leadership team to understand and execute the organizations human resource and talent strategy particularly as it relates to current and future talent needs, recruiting, retention, and succession planning.

  • Provides support and guidance to management, administration, payroll, finance and other staff when complex, specialized, and sensitive questions and issues arise; may be required to administer and execute routine tasks in delicate circumstances such as providing reasonable accommodations, investigating allegations of wrongdoing, and terminations.

  • Manages the talent acquisition process, which may include recruitment, interviewing, and hiring of qualified job applicants, collaborates with leadership to understand skills and competencies required for openings.

  • Analyzes trends in compensation and benefits; researches and proposes competitive base and incentive pay programs to ensure the organization attracts and retains top talent.

  • Creates learning and development programs and initiatives that provide internal development opportunities for employees.

  • Oversees employee disciplinary meetings, terminations, and investigations.

  • Maintains compliance with federal, state/provincial, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance.

  • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Bachelors degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required.

  • A minimum of two years of human resource management experience.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to prioritize tasks.

  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.

  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

Working Conditions

  • 20-25 Hours per week.

  • Professional office setting, relaxed Islamic business attire.

  • Working in office (temporarily virtually due to Covid).

  • Routinely use standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers & filing cabinets


To be determined based upon qualifications.

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